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The most talented English midfielder since Gazza, that's what we were told that youngster Ravel Morrison was or could be. However life hasn't gone according to plan for him and now he looks set for his strangest move yet.
Sir Alex Ferguson rated Ravel Morrison extremely highly and as a youth player at Old Trafford he looked a certainty to break into the first team, he was ahead of Paul Pogba in the pecking order at one time.
But personal issues off the pitch meant that he never got the chance at Manchester United and the legendary manager decided to send him to his mate Sam Allardyce at West Ham. You know things are bad when the bright lights of London are seen as a better destination for your personal development.
Life at Upton Park started well for Morrison, including his wonder goal against Spurs, before it suddenly unravelled. Image: PA
Then things didn't work out there, despite a good start to life as a Hammer, or Birmingham, Cardiff or QPR, spending time on loan at all three, before he eventually moved to Italy with Lazio. He's played eight times in two seasons at the Stadio Olimpico and returned to QPR on loan last season.
Morrison had a trial with Harry Redknapp's Birmingham City earlier in the summer but nothing materialised. However according to ESPN he now looks likely to move to Mexico with Liga MX team Atlas.
Just seen Ravel Morrison walking out of a Guadalajara restaurant with people from Atlas #ligamxeng- Tom Marshall (@mexicoworldcup) August 28, 2017
Morrison has played just four times in Serie A for Lazio since his move two years ago. Image: PA
Guadalajara side Atlas are thought to be taking the 24 year old on a one year loan deal from Lazio with the now usual option to buy at the end of the season, should he impress enough.
It would certainly prove to be a last chance saloon for the extremely talented midfielder if he moves to Mexico and it's still unlikely he'll ever live up to the potential he showed as a youngster.
Will Morrison impress in Mexico or will he be back sooner rather than later?